When reports broke early in the week that the Dodgers would host the 2020 MLB All-Star Game, you had to feel immense happiness. This is a hallmark event for the city, the organization and fans who have shown such great devotion over the past 40 years. It’s hard to believe that 1980 was the last time Los Angeles was awarded the Midsummer Classic.
Now that we have been awarded the event, it’s time to bask in the glory of it a little bit. Along with the deserved excitement, ownership has announced that there will be renovations that accompany the game making it’s way to Chavez Ravine.
The Dodgers posted a special message on their twitter account, narrated by someone whose voice you might recognize well:
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 11, 2018
If you want to watch the official announcement from commissioner Rob Manfred, we have included the full video below.
We know the feeling – when someone gets awarded a future All-Star game, there are cities left out in the cold. Wrigley Field (Chicago) and Sun Trust Park (Atlanta) will continue to make a serious push to land the games coming in 2021 and 2022. It’s comforting to know that the Dodgers are no longer in this position. Of course, the 2018 game will be held in Washington. And in 2019, Progressive Field in Cleveland will play host. All you have to do is survive two and a half long years, folks.
If you’re like me, you spent some time perusing the prices of World Series tickets in 2017. This dissuaded me from seeing a World Series game in Los Angeles. Prepare yourselves now: this is going to be a similar affair. Nothing brings the rich and famous out like an All-Star Game. This means you’ll need a big wallet or some great connections to be part of the crowd on that July 14th, 2020 evening. With that said, who is making sure that they’re going for sure?
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